Updated 04/27/2021 – 19:04
Novak Djokovic joins Roger Federer and will not play the Mutua Madrid Open in its 2021 edition. The world number one, who last Saturday yielded in the semi-finals in Belgrade against Aslan Karatsev, follows the plan planned in a different season for him because has in mind to play twice in the Serbian capital.
Djokovic, the last champion in the Magic Box, will keep 500 of the 1,000 points for the new ATP scoring system in times of pandemic and that will last until August.
‘Nole’ had doubts about the schedule he was going to follow after losing to Karatsev. Finally, follow the plan for 2021 that passes through Rome and probably Belgrade even though it is the week before Roland Garros. For now, it remains on the registered list. “My priority is to get to the ‘Grand Slam well,” he says.
Rafael Nadal will be the first seed in the draw for the Mutua Madrid Open draw to be held next Saturday, having brilliantly recovered second place in the ATP ranking with his recent victory at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.